FBI server hacked, spam emails sent to over 100,000 people

FBI server hacked, spam emails sent to over 100,000 people


The FBI’s email server was apparently hacked on Friday night to send threatening spam emails to over 100,000 people, the agency said.

Authorities have not determined the sender or motive behind the rambling, incoherent emails, filled with technological nonsense.

The emails warned receivers that their information may be under attack by Vinny Troia, famous hacker and owner of cybersecurity company Night Lion Security, in connection with notorious cybersecurity group TheDarkOverlord.

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The FBI confirmed the incident on Saturday, but said the hacked systems were “taken offline quickly,” after it had been reported.

“The FBI and CISA are aware of the incident this morning involving fake emails from an @ic.fbi.gov email account,” the agency said in a statement. “This is an ongoing situation and

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